Seddy wrote:^I was told by a pretty reliable source that the coaster replacing the Dragons was going to be this type of coaster. I made sure to ask him for the manufacturer and coaster type just to be sure. He says they are making the official announcement on Memorial Day so I guess we'll just have to wait and see if he's as reliable as I believe that he is. I just received this 'leak' maybe an hour ago.
We don't even need to wait to see if he's reliable
The coaster is already appearing in plain sight and it is not a Mack inverted coaster. I would rather believe my own eyes than an unreliable anonymous source repeating a months-old rumour. Sorry!
For the past two days TPR was part of the media event for the newest attraction at Universal Orlando - Fast & Furious Supercharged! In addition to this new ride, we also got to experience Voodoo Doughnuts and see a preview of Aventura Hotel which is opening this August. We've got a TON of pictures to show you, and hopefully you were following along as we live tweeted all the fun, but here is what the attraction is all about...
[i][b]Universal Orlando guests can step into the blockbuster franchise and straight into the heart of the Fast & Furious films right alongside the Fast & Furious crew – including Dom, Letty, Hobbs, Tej, Roman and Mia – all played by the series’ superstars.
During the experience, guests will: - join up with the Fast crew as they feel what it’s like to step into their favorite Fast & Furious film; - immerse themselves in an authentic recreation of the Fast & Furious crew’s warehouse headquarters – filled with actual props, iconic scenes, authentic details and supercharged vehicles from the films; -ride with the family and crew as the films’ soundtracks pump, vehicles flip, rockets fire – and the action builds; - and check out more than a dozen of the supercharged cars from the films – including some of the ones driven by their favorite characters.
Fast & Furious – Supercharged is the next attraction at Universal Studios to feature the new Virtual Line system. Guests can select a time to ride via the Official Universal Orlando Resort Mobile App or at kiosks located near the attraction entrance, and then enjoy other experiences throughout the park until it’s their ride time. Guests can also access a special mobile experience for Fast & Furious – Supercharged on the Official Universal Orlando Resort Mobile App while inside the attraction, including messages from Mia and the rest of the family, character bios, quizzes and more.[/b][/i]
This attraction is NOW OPEN in the San Fransisco section of Universal Studios Orlando. Check out the photos below to see what it is all about!
We are checked in at the beautiful Cabana Bay Beach Resort and ready for some fun!
Our first stop is the newly opened VooDoo Doughnuts!
OMG! So many yummy choices! They all are calorie free, right?
We chose the EVIL DOUGHNUT! I wonder why... ;)
The opening ceremony was awesome - and their mascot was brought to life for the first time!
Love the theming inside of the store, tons of fun details.
We then headed to Sapphire Falls Resort to see a preview of the new Aventura Hotel, opening this August!
Believe it or not, this hotel is going to be priced similarly to Cabana Bay!
OMG! This rooftop bar will be the hottest place at Universal.
And this view at night.. WOW.
Time to try some of the food from the resort. These were AWESOME!
And home made gnocchi might be my #1 favorite new thing.
Time to finish off the night at this familiar place...
... to see the visually stunning new nighttime show, The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle.
And with that note, night #1 is in the books! What a finish!
Aren't all rides at Universal pretty much the same these days? Put on some glasses, sit in a thing, watch some stuff on a screen. I still love Universal, but this seems to be the trend and it's a little sad.
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